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man carving snow sculpture
You may have seen elaborate sculptures made from sand or carved in ice, but what about snow? While building a snowman may be a traditional winter activity, creating a snow sculpture could offer a new challenge this year. Even if you are a first-timer, following these simple tips can help you make a snow sculpture your whole…
a car's alternator
Your car’s alternator is an important part of its mechanical operation, but do you know what it does and how it might fail? Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic explains the role your alternator plays and some common ways it may break down. Watch more videos by The Humble Mechanic. Follow him on his blog, Twitter and Facebook.  
kids at lake mead near las vegas
Las Vegas may be known as an adult playground filled with lights, glitz and glamour, but there are a surprising number of activities for families with children. Here’s a look at some kid-friendly places to visit. Close to the Strip M&M’s World, where you can personalize your M&M’s and view 3-D movies, is located next door…
woman paying bills at home.
An unfamiliar charge on your bank statement. A collection notice for a mysterious debt. A medical charge for a treatment you never had. These are all tell-tale signs of a stolen identity. If you discover any of these red flags (or others), it’s important to act quickly, because identity theft can cost you. More than…
Chicago skyline purple
The Windy City is known for Michigan Avenue and the breathtaking Lake Shore Drive, but how well do you know the other streets in Chicago? Find out with this quiz: Originally published September 2013.
remote car starter
Remote car starters can be convenient, especially on really cold or hot days. You can use them to heat up or cool off your car before you get into it, so you can have a more pleasant ride. But, factors like theft, accidental starting and fumes may all be worries if you aren’t familiar with these devices.…
jumper cables
As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have my own car — a 1988 burgundy Pontiac 6000 STE. It was very reliable — until I left the headlights on for about seven hours straight while I was at school. After classes ended that day, I hustled out to my car, turned the key in the ignition and ……
car engine
As a car owner, you’ve likely heard different things about maintaining your vehicle, whether it’s how often you need service, to the best way to use your air conditioning. But that conventional wisdom may not always be correct. Here are five common car maintenance myths, and the truths behind them. Myth #1: Transmission fluid should be…
sideview mirror
Anyone who has glanced in a vehicle’s sideview mirror should be familiar with this message: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” But did you ever wonder why that’s the case? The answer comes down to physics. Here’s a brief rundown on the science behind sideview mirrors, along with tips on how to use…
young woman having breakfast at kitchen table reading a tablet.
Keeping your home warm and cozy in winter can be tricky, especially for apartment dwellers who generally have limited options when it comes to altering a unit. But, there are still some things renters can do to stay toasty without turning up the heat. You might also save a little money on your next heating…